Research Technology of Stevia

Nature has conferred upon us a vast pool of long-term resources that are beneficial to humanity. Whatever the state of resources, it is obvious that nature has created all of these resources as a solution to the world’s problems. Researchers have only been able to investigate a limited portion of these tools, as demonstrated by the fact that there are approximately 2.5 million plants and herbs on the planet, only 1% of which have been scientifically proven to have actual medicinal value when used in extract form by humans. Via knowledge derived from their use in folk medicine, ethnomedicine, or herbal medicine, nearly all of these plants have been discovered and commonly used in traditional medical systems. Stevia rebaudiana (Stevia rebaudiana) is a type of Bertoni is a Paraguayan herb that has been used as a sweetener and medicine by the Guarani Indians for centuries. China, Japan, Brazil, Korea, Mexico, the United States, Canada, India, and Indonesia are among the countries that have adopted stevia as a crop. Madhuram Agro, based in Banglore, was the first to introduce it in India. Stevia production is currently concentrated in China, with Japan serving as the primary market. Japan is the largest consumer, having started cultivating stevia in hot houses in 1954, giving researchers hope that stevia could be grown in temperate climates as well. Research conducted at the Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT) in Palampur has demonstrated its potential as an intercrop and extensively documented its various properties for commercial cultivation, providing a ray of hope for achieving its potential yield under the temperate conditions of Kashmir Valley.

Author (s) Details

Dr. Zahida Rashid
Department of Agronomy, DARS, Rangreth, India.

Tanveer Ahmad Ahngar
Department of Agronomy, FoA, SKUAST-K, Wadura, India.

Aijaz Nazir
Department of Agronomy, FoA, SKUAST-K, Wadura, India.

Z. A. Dar
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, DARS, Rangreth, India.

N. S. Khuroo
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, DARS, Rangreth, India.

Shabina Majeed
Department of Pomology, DARS, Rangreth, India.

Sabeena Naseer
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, DARS, Rangreth, India.

Sabiya Bashir
Department of Plant Pathology, DARS, Rangreth, India.

A. Rakshanda
Department of Olericulture, FoA, Wadura, India.

Sadaf Iqbal
Department of Agronomy, FoA, SKUAST-K, Wadura, India.

Seerat Jan
Department of Agronomy, FoA, SKUAST-K, Wadura, India.

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